Forres Scottish Orienteering Urban League Sat, 27 Oct 18

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Type of Event: 
Scottish Orienteering Urban League
Event Date: 
Sat, 27-Oct-2018


57° 36' 39.3516" N, 3° 36' 28.242" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
11:00 - 14:00
Start Times: 
11:30 - 15:15
Courses Close at: 
Event Details

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Please also see details for the SOL in Roseisle here

Details to follow, however some information here:

The event is likely alongside the Junior Team Relays which are being held in Grant Park at 1pm (tbc) so that parents etc. can spectate AND have a run. Juniors can run in both events. Start and finish for this event should also be nearby.


Registration will be in Grant Park Bowling Club within Grant Park. The junior relay will use the cricket pavilion about 100m away, also within the park.


There are a number of public carparks around Forres which are in easy walking of the event location. It is requested that runners do not park on the street next to the park as these spaces will be utilised by event officials.

Nearest Toilets

Toilets are available in the bowling club, as well as some across Grant Park and also in Forres Community Centre, which is located just across the road (B9011)

Safety Information

  • All Competitors take part at their own risk and a choose a course that matches their experience and fitness
  • You MUST report to Download by Course Closing Time

Start and Finish Information

Start and Finish are close to Assembly

Juniors running the Inter-Area relays can only start AFTER their relay run.

Courses available: 

Terrain Description

Urban with a little bit of forest.

The event will take place from Grant Park, Forres. This area was previously used for the World Orienteering Championship Sprint Finals in 2015. The event centre will be in Grant Park Bowling Club and the courses will use the park, neighbouring Cluny Hill, and the quiet streets of Forres town.

Junior courses (12 and under) will remain within the park grounds, but the course for 16+ juniors will have one marshalled road crossing and use the quieter back streets of the town.

The event is associated with the Scottish Junior Inter-Area Relay competition which will also be held within the park and will use the neighbouring Cricket Pavilion for registration and download.

Courses (Colours and lengths)-

The classes in brackets are for the SOUL, but if you don't wish to be competitive for the SOUL, you can enter whichever course you wish

Cse 1  6.9km (M Open 18-35)

Cse 2  6.2km (W Open 18-35, MV 40+)

Cse 3  5.3km (WV 40+, MSV 55+)

Cse 4  4.1km (WSV 55+, MUV 65+)

Cse 5  3.0km (WUV 65+, M&WHV 75+)

Cse 6  3.5km (M&W16-)


Cse 7  1.8km (M&W12-)

Press and Photography

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Punch Type: 
Dogs on leads only
Event Prices

Adult BOF / SOA members £9

Adults non-BOF / SOA £11

Juniors BOF / SOA £3

Juniors non-BOF / SOA £4

Entries Close on Sun 21 Oct - Late Entries and EOD incur £1 extra charge

Free Si Hire, but £40 Charge if you lose it



Club membership costs £18 for seniors and just £3.30 for juniors (under 21). It entitles you to £1 off your entry fee for this event as well as discounted entry at all Moravian events, and most events organized by other clubs. If you'd like to become a member, please click HERE - your membership will be valid until the end of 2018.

Please note that non-members of an orienteering club are only covered under our insurance for 3 events.


Information for parents "shadowing" junior runners

Adults shadowing juniors only need pay for the junior entry. Please allow your son/daughter to do most of the navigation themselves. If you are doing all the navigation for them (ie they're chasing you round the course), please let us know at registration so we can note you down as "non competitive" or register you as an adult.

We encourage adult "shadowers" to help out if you see your children going obviously, wrong or getting stuck, but please wait for them to ask you for help before stepping in. That's all part of the learning process and helps build their self-confidence. This also makes it fair for the children that do the course all by themselves. Thank you.

Event Officials
David Summers INVOC
Alan Halliday
Liz Barr
Organiser Email: